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    Summary

    The mission of the Air Force Global Strike Command is to develop and provide safe, secure and credible combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations to support the President of the United States and combatant commanders.


    WHO MAY APPLY:  Click here for more information on eligibility categories and the documentation requirements.  You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50, AND SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if different from your latest SF-50. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

    Air Force Employee (Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

    DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

    Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A, click here for additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

    Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)

    Reinstatement

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

    Learn more about this agency

    Responsibilities

    This position may be filled at the GS-09 or GS-11 grade level with promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level.  The individual selected for this position may be promoted to the target level without further competition upon meeting legal and regulatory requirements. This position may also be filled at the GS-12 grade level based on the qualifications or the candidate.

    GS-09 Developmental Duties

    ·        The primary purpose of this position is: To perform developmental assignments which are designed to provide the employee, who is serving in a trainee capacity, experience in preaward and postaward functions when they are well-defined and well-precedented, using common contracting methods and contract types, to procure standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction through formal advertising and negotiation procedures using primarily firm fixed-price contracts.

    ·        Plans acquisitions for standard or specialized services, commodities and/or construction contracts where specifications are standardized within established competitive markets, and where price competition exist.

    ·        Develops solicitations, evaluates responses, and makes award recommendations.

    ·        Monitors contract performance and performs contract administration.

    ·        Provides advice and assistance to others relating to contracting work and prepares correspondence.

    GS-11 Developmental Duties

    ·        The primary purpose of this position is: To perform developmental assignments which are designed to provide the employee, who is serving in a trainee capacity, experience in preaward and postaward functions, using a wide range of common contracting methods and contract types, to assist in the procurement of standard or specialized services, commodities, and/or construction within an organizational component or geographical area.

    ·        Plans the overall approach to meet contracting program objectives for procuring a wide variety of requirements.

    ·        Procures a wide variety of services, commodities, and/or construction.

    ·        Executes postaward contract performance management actions on assigned contracts.

    ·        Provides business advice and guidance to technical personnel and others on contracting work and prepares correspondence.

    GS-12 Fully Qualified Duties

    ·        The primary purpose of this position is: To provide business advice and to perform all preaward and postaward functions for a wide variety of complex and/or specialized acquisitions, using a wide range of contracting methods and types; and to procure commodities and/or services for complex and/or diversified programs such as large weapon systems, command wide procurements, environmental Architect and Engineering Services, and/or environmental construction.

    ·        As part of an Integrated Acquisition Team for a large multi-mission installation, or for development or sustainment of a major system or smaller multiple systems within a Center System Program Office (SPO), Direct Reporting Unit (DRU), Field Operating Agency (FOA), specialized unit, etc., plans the overall  approach to meet contracting program objectives for a variety of requirements with multiple complexities.

    ·        Procures complex and/or diversified services, commodities, and/or construction.

    ·        Executes post-award contract performance management actions on assigned contracts.

    ·        Serves as business advisor to a wide range of customers.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree). NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS.

                                                                               OR

    A current member of the Armed Forces (not retired or separated) OR a current DOD employee that meets the following requirements: 1) served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000; 2) served, on or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the Armed Forces in a similar occupation specialty; OR, (3) is in the contingency contracting force.

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

    This position may be filled at the GS-09 or GS-11 grade level with promotion potential to the GS-12 grade level.  The individual selected for this position may be promoted to the target level without further competition upon meeting legal and regulatory requirements. This position may also be filled at the GS-12 grade level based on the qualifications or the candidate.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required
    • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance
    • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

    2. Knowledge of the business environment (e.g., economic trends, awareness of commercial/business practices, standards, mergers, and acquisitions, etc.) in order to recognize potential programmatic/contractual impacts, and knowledge of the methods and techniques of fact-finding/market research.

    3. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools used to assist in risk identification, assessment, and mitigation including assessing the probability and consequences of potential problems.

    4. Knowledge of contract negotiation, administration, and termination principles, policies, procedures, and technical requirements; and knowledge of price and cost analysis sufficient to review proposals against previous history, actual and estimated expenditures, and established rates to determine price reasonableness or to determine a negotiation position.

    5. Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations; makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions applying precedents found in government contracting case law to specific contracting situations to insure that legally binding contracting officer decisions are consistent, justifiable, and will be upheld at appellate courts or boards; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals.

    6. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy.

     

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

     

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

     

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    1. At the discretion of the supervisor, may serve as a warranted contracting officer. (GS-12 Only).

    2. This position has been designated as an acquisition position and is covered by the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP). (GS-12 Only)

     

     

    Qualifications

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    GS-09 - I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level in one or more of the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation.  Duties performed are usually developmental in nature involving few complexities designed to increase skill and knowledge with assignments selected with a view to developing advanced skills.  Assignments are usually designed to provide diversified experience as a foundation for future responsibility.

    GS-11 -I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level in one or more of the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation.  Duties are performed independently within established procedures and with assistance provided on new or unusual assignments.  Exercises initiative and judgment in developing and coordinating the procurement package up to recommendation for award; award recommendations are reviewed prior to signature for documentation, judgment, and compliance with policies and procedures.

    GS-12 - I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level in one or more of the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation.  Duties are performed with considerable latitude in dealing with problems arising during the preaward or postaward phases of the procurement action; independently plans and carries out the work, selecting the approaches and techniques to be used; recommends or develops new guides or procedures when problems reveal that guidelines are lacking or inadequate; independently determines actions to be taken on assigned contracts; uses judgment in interpreting guidelines, in adapting procurement procedures to specific situations, and in recommending solutions to problems encountered.

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    Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/contracting-series-1102/

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

    KSAs GS-09

    Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:  Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-07 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.  TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

    1. Professional knowledge of commonly used contracting methods and contract types for contract actions that are well-defined and well-precedented.

    2. Knowledge of directly applicable Federal contracting laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

    3. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions as they relate to program and technical requirements to assist customers in developing requirements and to evaluate proposal responsiveness, contractor responsibility, and contractor performance.

    4. Ability to perform basic price/cost analysis sufficient to compare prices on recurring types of procurements.

    5. Ability to plan, organize work, and meet deadlines.

    6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; present factual information; clearly write procurement memoranda; and draft simple contract provisions and supporting documents.

    Education

    KSAs GS-11

    Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:  Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-09 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.  TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

     

    1. Professional knowledge of a wide variety of Federal contracting laws, regulations, policies, processes and procedures; and contract types applicable to preaward and postaward actions.

    2. Knowledge of business practices and market conditions applicable to program and technical acquisition requirements.

    3. Knowledge of contracting negotiation, administration, and termination principles, policies, procedures, and technical requirements; and knowledge of price and cost analysis principles and techniques sufficient to review proposals against previous history, actual and estimated expenditures, and established rates to determine price reasonableness or to determine a negotiation position.

    4. Ability to recognize and analyze problems, conduct research, summarize results, and make appropriate recommendations.

    5. Ability to plan, organize work, and meet deadlines.

    6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    KSAs GS-12

    Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions:  Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.  TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

     

    1. Professional knowledge of a wide range of Federal contracting laws, regulations, policies, procedures, methods, techniques, and contract types applicable to preaward and postaward actions for a variety of complex contracts for unique services, commodities, and/or construction.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

     

    3. May be required to travel by military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY assignments.

    4. May be required to work overtime.

    5. Appropriately handles and safeguards sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise.

    6. The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position within 24 months of employment (Contracting Level II).

    7. The employee must meet the continuing acquisition education requirements IAW DoDI 5000.66 paragraph E2.2.8.

    8. In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, employee is required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.

    9. The employee must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.

     

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

     

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

     

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

     

    ·         Online Application (Questionnaire)

    ·         Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

    ·         DD214 or "Certification" of service (Document must reflect character of service)

    ·         SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable

    ·         Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, if applicable

     

     

    VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:  The appointing authorities for Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA), and 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans, as well as all claims of veterans' preference for employment, require proof of active duty service.  Proof of creditable active duty is usually demonstrated by submitting a DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, with your application.  For active duty members who have not yet received a DD214, the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act (5 U.S.C., Chapter 21, Section 2108a) allows you to furnish a "certification" of your active service.  A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the "certification" is submitted.  Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans' preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification along with their job application materials.  The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).  Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  If you are claiming veterans' preference for employment or are applying for consideration under the VRA, VEOA, or 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans appointment authorities and fail to provide a DD214 or valid "certification" of service with your initial application, you will not be afforded veterans' preference and/or will be found ineligible for consideration.  Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

     

     

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

    The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:  Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed.  The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent".  It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).  If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).  Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 01, 2016

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 1858002.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

    2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX.

    3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

    Agency contact information

    AFPC RSC

    Phone

    (800)525-0102

    TDD

    800-382-0893

    Email

    TFSC_1@MYPERSMAIL.AF.MIL

    Address

    Air Force Personnel Center
    377 FSS/FSMC
    1451 4th ST SE
    KIRTLAND AFB, NM 87117
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    This position is in the Air Force Global Strike Command.

    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

     

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

     

    If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/457471800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.